THE PRESENT STATUS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH IN ATMOSPHERE PURIFICATION AND CONTROL ON NUCLEAR-POWERED SUBMARINES.
Annual progress rept. no. 4,
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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This annual progress report supplements PB-161 518, AD-260 235, AD-284 576, and AD-435 518 which provided a comprehensive review of the past and present research and development effort of the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory on the atmospheric habitability of submarines. Emphasis is at present being devoted almost exclusively to nuclear-powered submarines. Considerable progress has been made in the major efforts of developing a improved methods of sampling and analysis of atmospheres, b additives to decrease the degradation of monoethanolamine MEA in the CO2 scrubber, and c a system for maximum utilization of the carbon in the main ventilation filter. Other topics covered in the present report include the use of algae for oxygen production and carbon dioxide absorption, a study of water-thinned, fire-retardant paints, and a differentiation scheme for look-alike carbon and catalysts. Author